Manchester City move closer to title; Chelsea stay in fop four race


London : Manchester City inched to the brink of a third Premier League title in the last four seasons as Sergio Aguero set it on the way to a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday. (May 1)

Aguero’s stunning half-volley finish just before the hour mark broke Palace’s defence line and the 32-year-old Argentine, in the final weeks of his City career gave his team the lead. Benjamin Mendy’s pass was picked up by him and with a superb first touch even better second touch he thrashed the ball past Guaita without breaking stride.

Ferran Torres’s clinical low shot doubled City’s lead Torres threaded a shot past Guaita just 83 seconds later and City looked as though they could run riot with Sterling thumping a shot against the post and whistling another effort just wide of the target

City has 80 points with four games in hand, 13 ahead of Manchester United who would host Liverpool on Sunday(May 2).City can wrap up the title by beating Chelsea next weekend or if United lose to Liverpool.

“It was a long time that I hadn’t played 90 minutes,” Aguero told the BBC.

“The goal was good because maybe we can win the Premier League. We wait for tomorrow. Every game is difficult. Of course, if Liverpool win it’s better,” he added.

Chelsea are looking to end the season in spectacular style as Kai Havertz scored a brace against Fulham in their 2-0 win.

Two goals from Havertz moved Chelsea closer to securing a top-four Premier League finish, as well as it moved Fulham closer to relegation. “It was the perfect match for us and the boys get a lot of credit from the coach because it would have been easy to get confused between two very big games,” said Thomas Tuchel. “Now we can arrive for the next game with clear minds and nothing to regret.

“Kai took his chance and that is what I wanted. If you have a chance to show, then show up and give the manager a headache for the next game, and this is what he did.”


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